Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Volunteer
Time Commitment: One full day per week (8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) for a period of six months
Summary: Marine Animal Rescue responds to calls to provide medical treatment for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles. Established in 1968, the Marine Animal Rescue Team has responded to thousands of calls providing medical treatment to stranded, injured and diseased marine animals throughout the New England coastal region. Volunteers provide support for Rescue staff in all aspects of the program.
Responsibilities: A significant amount of cleaning is required in order to maintain the hospital environment. Additional responsibilities include following standard quarantine protocols, food prep, feeding, restraining animals for treatments and injections, monitoring behavior and health of animals, maintaining records including water quality, daily food intake, swim charts and treatment sheets.
- Previous (large) animal handling experience is recommended.
- Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds.
- Must be able to perform significant cleaning tasks daily.
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
This position is not located in Boston and is at our Animal Care Center located along the Fore River in Quincy. Transportation to this facility is easiest by car but one can also reach the facility by public transportation. Public transportation requires taking the Redline to Quincy Center, transferring to bus, and walking about 5 minutes.
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